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There was good news and bad news on the LA Covid-19 front on Friday. On the one hand, the key numbers were down virtually across the board. On the other hand, with virus variants worrying officials and the region’s vaccine rollout sputtering, there was concern of another surge. “Cases have peaked at about 15,000 a
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Speaking from Dodger Stadium, which he proposed was the country’s — and possibly the world’s — “largest Covid-19 vaccination site,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles’ five vaccination sites have already administered vaccines to more than 80,000 people. The mayor said that, on Wednesday alone, the Dodger Stadium facility delivered a staggering
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EXCLUSIVE: The life of the world’s oldest marathon runner, Fauja Singh, will be the subject of a biopic from a trio of established Indian creatives. Omung Kumar B is directing the project, titled Fauja, and will produce alongside Kunal Shivdasani of Aleya Motion Magic, whose credits include the 2008 thriller Hijack, and Raaj Shaandilya, who previously wrote Bhoomi
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Candice Bergen joins me today on my Deadline video series, The Actor’s Side, and the five-time (in a row) Emmy winner starts us right off by explaining why, after winning so many times for her signature Murphy Brown character, she asked not to be considered for the role anymore. “I think the audience had probably had
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EXCLUSIVE: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game Of Thrones) and Joe Cole (Peaky Blinders) are leading the cast of Against The Ice, a survival movie being produced by Baltasar Kormákur (Everest) for Netflix. The pic is a passion project for Emmy nominee Coster-Waldau, who has penned the screenplay with co-writer Joe Derrick, adapted from the original Danish novel
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Refresh for latest…: Fans of Kollywood cinema got a treat this weekend as Tamil action thriller Master debuted in India and a handful of other markets across the harvest festival period. While we do not have confirmed figures for the Vijay-starrer in India, estimates had it at around $11M from Wednesday-Friday with the film believed
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Crip Camp, the Netflix documentary about a unique summer camp for disabled kids and its role propelling the disability rights movement, won Best Feature at the International Documentary Association’s IDA Awards, in something of an upset. The film directed by Nicole Newnham and Jim LeBrecht (the latter attended the titular camp as a teen) also
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On Friday afternoon, as the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors met behind closed doors to discuss new, stricter shutdown orders; as Mayor Eric Garcetti and California Governor Governor Gavin Newsom appeared together to try and jumpstart the region’s lagging vaccination efforts; one key reason for the urgency of those efforts became clear. Earlier in the
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The morning after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti revealed that the County Board of Supervisors is considering new business closures in case of an increase in Covid-19 numbers, the board was reportedly doing just that behind closed doors on Friday. While there has been some disagreement about whether cases are dropping, have stabilized or begun
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Netflix announced today on social media that two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson and Alisha Weir are joining the Working Title feature Matilda based on the popular musical stage play version of Roald Dahl’s classic story. Matilda follows a young bookworm prodigy who battles with her parents and nemesis headmistress Trunchbull. Thompson will play the role of
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As Austin-based South by Southwest shifts online this year, the SXSW Film Festival isn’t slowing down when it comes to bringing progressive, exciting, envelope-pushing  — and sometimes delightfully bizarre cinema from all over the world. The film festival will kick off with the World Premiere of YouTube Originals docuseries Demi Lovato: Dancing with the Devil
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